Will Frontierland as We Know it Disappear from Walt Disney World?

Will Frontierland disappear forever at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom? New details about Tiana's upcoming attraction and restaurant hint at some big changes for the area currently known as Frontierland.

This story, plus construction delays at Disneyland and construction inconveniences at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

Not So Fast! Mickey’s Toontown Pushes Back Opening Date at Disneyland Park

If you were counting down the days until March 8 for the opening of the all-new Mickey's ToonTown at Disneyland, you'll have to count a little longer. According to Disney, the heavy winter rain storms affecting parts of California have impacted their construction timelines, setting them back. As a result Disney has pushed back reopening date of Mickey’s Toontown to March 19, 2023. 

This will most affect guests who have vacations planned between March 8 and March 19 and who may have been looking forward to visiting.


It's Going to be Harder to Get Those Steps at Disney Grand Floridian Resort

As we have reported in the past, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is in the midst of a fairly significant refurbishment project, which will see refreshed rooms and an updated main lobby. It's a big project that's lasting well over a year and will now be affecting the walking path between the Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Park. As of February 13 the pathway is closed and won't reopen until "late Spring" (whatever that means).


There's a New Storyline Reveal for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and it May Give Some Hints of the Bigger Picture for Magic Kingdom that's Ahead

Everyone knows Tiana loves cooking and the restaurant Tiana’s Palace coming to Disneyland is part of that.
But Walt Disney Imagineering is creating more to the story. It starts in the queue for Tiana's Bayou Adventure. Tiana has transformed an aging salt mine and built a much-loved brand.

The entire project includes a boutique farm and both a working and teaching kitchen. Tiana’s Foods is where Tiana creates all sorts of new products, including a line of original hot sauces.

Tiana wants to thank her family and friends and the entire community their support by throwing a big Mardi Gras party. When it turns out there’s been a bit of a mix–up with the party preparations, Tiana invites us to meet her at Tiana’s Foods to help with the missing ingredient for the party.

There's much more to this story, but reading into it sounds like be could see new Tiana Hot Sauces, a Magic Kingdom Mardi Gras party and Pecos Bill's transforming into Tiana's Kitchen. They may even offer food classes for kids. 

Many people are concerned about what's happening to Frontierland, but when you factor in Beyond Big Thunder Mountain, there may be a much bigger picture about to unfold.

We'll keep you posted as Disney releases more details about what's to come at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in 2024.


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Amelia Belobradic
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Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Mike Belobradic
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Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.
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